Thokar Niaz Baig

Coordinates: 31°28′N 74°14′E / 31.467°N 74.233°E / 31.467; 74.233
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Thokar Niaz Baig
ٹھوکر نیاز بیگ
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab
CityLahore
Administrative townIqbal
Union council118
Government
 • TypeUnion Council

Thokar Niaz Baig (Punjabi, Urdu: ٹھوکر نیاز بیگ) is a residential neighbourhood locality and a union council (UC 118) located in Iqbal Tehsil of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.[1][2]

History[edit]

Before the partition of 1947, the town of Thokar Niaz Beg was located 7 miles outside of the city of Lahore.

A temple named Bhadrakali Mandir is located in the area.[3] The area had somehow an equal population of Sikh, Muslim, and Hindu communities. After 1947, most of the houses of this area allotted to migrated Mewati families.

Transportation[edit]

Thokar Niaz Baig serves as the major point of entry into Lahore from the south/west. It serves as the junction between the M-2 motorway and N5 national highway (Multan Road) as well as the Lahore Ring Road. Thokar Niaz Baig is also the site of the Lahore Jinnah Bus Terminal. In October 2020 a metro station of the Orange Line opened here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CM Punjab inaugurates Bab-e-Lahore Gate at Thokar Niaz Baig Punjab Portal, Government of the Punjab website, Published 20 November 2020, Retrieved 26 December 2021
  2. ^ Thokar Niaz Baigh (scroll down to Allama Iqbal Zone - page 6 of 8) The Punjab Gazette, Government of the Punjab website, Published 22 August 2017, Retrieved 26 December 2021
  3. ^ "A temple of doom | Shehr". The News International.

31°28′N 74°14′E / 31.467°N 74.233°E / 31.467; 74.233